As the needs of rural communities are not unique to New York, the group conducted research on the financing methods utilized by other communities in the United States and abroad. As part of this research, the group has analyzed whether such practices can be adopted by USDA. The analysis concludes with alternative financing recommendations for rural communities regarding financing water and wastewater infrastructure projects in the absence of USDA grants.
Source: EFC at Syracuse University
Publication: Alternative Financing of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Rural Communities